By ammen99


Basic wf-recorder repo stats
1 day ago

ammen99/wf-recorder is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better wf-recorder alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where wf-recorder has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-13.
  • Poor quality when using h264_vaapi and hevc_vaapi to encode screen recording on linux (wayland) with wf-recorder | 2021-04-24
    The issue I'm encountering is described here in more detail (including images).
  • Flameshot, powerful screenshot tool, fully support Wayland (able to run on sway) | 2021-03-13
    Wfrecorder [0] is what I use, doesn't have a fancy gui but it just works


  • Think Twice Before Abandoning Xorg – Wayland Breaks Everything | 2021-02-02
    A great tool for screen recording with wl-roots is

    wf-recorder (

    for example:

      wf-recorder --audio -f video_$(date +%F).mp4 --geometry $(slurp) | 2021-02-02
    A workaround for sharing the whole screen is to use wf-recorder [1], which supports capturing the whole screen, and feeding its output to a virtual V4L2 device using v4l2loopback [2]. Software that is able to capture from a V4L2-compatible webcam (i.e. most) can them capture from the virtual device without knowing anything about Wayland. It's not exactly the most CPU-efficient way of doing things, but if you can afford the cycles it works very well!



  • ffscreencast – a screencast CLI-tool with video overlay and multimonitor support | 2021-01-24
    You want to use wf-recorder. This is in my sway config:

    > set $screenrecord wf-recorder -g "$(slurp)" -f ~/screenshots/mov-$(date +"%Y-%m-%d--%H-%M-%S.mp4")

    > bindsym Shift+Control+F6 exec $screenrecord

    > bindsym Ctrl+Shift+BackSpace exec killall -s SIGINT wf-recorder

    Hitting shift-control-f6 will spawn slurp which lets you click and drag to set the area you want to record. This will then launch wf-recorder and record the selected area, saving to ~/screenshots/mov-${date}. You can use ctrl-shift-backspace to kill the recorder and end recording.

  • Overview Of The Unofficial Manjaro Sway Edition | 2020-12-31
  • [sway] fake busy for the updoots | 2020-12-27
    screen recorder: wf-recorder